Baltimore City is home to a vibrant network of farmers markets that offer fresh, local produce and other goods proudly made by Baltimoreans. You can visit Maryland Market Money to learn more about Maryland farmers markets resources and their locations. The following are several resources to consult when starting a farmers market in Baltimore City:
- Starting a farmers market in MD
- Permit guide for new or existing farmers markets
- Office of Sustainability farmers market page
- Market Vendor Agreements Although farmers markets vary in structure, all have rules and procedures vendors must follow. These are typically found in a market’s vendor agreement, a legally binding contract between the vendor and the market. The University of Maryland Agriculture Law Education Initiative’s “Model Vendor Agreement" provides basic legal considerations and sample language for market managers to consider and modify for individual use.
- DMV Black-Owned and Operated Farms
- The Anti-Racist Farmers Market Toolkit was developed by a group of Black food systems leaders and market managers like Shiny Flanary of Come Thru Market (pictured), to help offer ways for managers to put the concepts of anti-racism into practice and action within farmers markets.The work is intended to improve market experiences for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and BIPOC communities; however, the authors’ lens explicitly centers Black people and Black communities.
- 2022 Maryland Farmers Market Director
Business Development Program for Black Farmers
Acres: Cultivating Equity in Black Agriculture: The expanded program looks to develop more farmers on an annual basis and consists of two elements, a learning program and strategic business support. This initiative aimed to create a pathway for emerging Black farmers to achieve parity in the agriculture industry with learning solutions, certification, lending, networking, and new contracts. Learn more